ARTIST STATEMENT

“We are living in an era of extraordinary excess coupled with rapid change. New ideologies are breaking traditional boundaries, and at the same time, technology is taking us further than we’ve ever gone before. There has never been more at stake in the world, and there’s never been a better time to be alive.”

N O R A H   B O R D E N


With the expansion of technology, connectivity, coupled with individualism, anything is possible. Looking at all areas of our society, the level of change that is happening is astounding. Within this landscape, the boundaries are blurring, and a new paradigm is emerging. By exploring themes of excessiveness and permeated boundaries, this series probes the medium as an extension of ourselves in an accelerated society.

Informed by colour fields, Borden sculpts acrylic skins to become objects within a space, blurring the lines of where painting stops and sculpture begins. Through a formal relationship dealing with colour and form, the viewer is invited to experience a suspended moment in time. Materiality is a key component by re-framing meaning through aesthetic juxtapositions.

With the investigation into the elasticity of boundaries in terms of expansion and contraction, layered relationships of tension and influx are uncovered. It is through this complexity where one can find parallels to understanding the self and the world around us to better understand the space we occupy.